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Sorry, Lee Daniels. I Tried.

Lee Daniels’ new show “Empire” is creating quite a buzz with its provocative characters and storyline. Black people, especially, have fully embraced “Empire” after only a few episodes – mostly because we don’t have many…

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I Don’t Know If I’m ‘Out’, I’m A Grown Man

Who the hell invented this proverbial closet I’m supposed to be “out” of? In fact, the term “out” isn’t one I’m sure I identify with. Does “out” mean that my Facebook should say “Interested in…

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Relationships: The Gay Man’s Kryptonite?

Is it true that gay men have a harder time than heterosexual couples sustaining and developing romantic relationships? “The gays can’t stay in relationships because they’re always looking for the next best thing,” said a…

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No Labels – My Bedroom Is My Business

As far back as I can remember, I was fully aware of what “team” I played on. To say that my childhood was free of angst, confusion, and your run of the mill growing pains…

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I Once Was A ‘Beard’

For a stretch of time during my college years, I was a ‘beard’ to close friend. He was black, from a very religious home and from the South. From the moment he walked into the…